Cutting to the Chase: Owning Your Recovery

Cutting to the Chase: Owning Your Recovery

There are millions of people suffering from addiction in America alone. The age range typically starts at 12 and has no limit. Addiction, by far, is one of the most dangerous epidemics this world has ever faced. The CDC estimates that in 2017, around 72,000 people lost their lives to opioid overdose and opioid-related deaths. Opioid-specific deaths have increased by about 10,000 more lives per year since 2015 at least, and the projections aren’t approximated to decrease.

Yet, there is hope. For every one of those individuals suffering from addiction to drugs, alcohol, or other substances, there is oft a family member, friend, or loved one on their side, fighting in their best ability every day for their survival. Even if there is no one on a man’s team, there is always an addiction recovery center or treatment facility somewhere nearby as well, teeming with trained professionals waiting for a chance to help curb those painful addictions and get men back on the right path to a healthy and fulfilling life.

When pursuing treatment, many individuals that are suffering from addiction are not always sure what the best path for them is. With a myriad of options all designed to assist, making a decision can sometimes seem overwhelming or difficult. In the past years, researchers have worked to make these options clearer for individuals, so they can make decisions faster, and get the quality help they deserve as soon as possible. Addiction is progressive, and every second counts when it comes to making the decision for treatment.

In choosing treatment options that will help you own your recovery and maximize the process as a whole, it is ideal to look for facilities with a no-nonsense approach to treatment. Directly addressing issues in recovery is the fastest and most efficient way to break through barriers and maximize recovery time, particularly for those of us who have suffered from chronic addiction for a long period of time. Many of us often have so much piled up in the way of unaddressed feelings, concerns, and pain that it would be almost impossible to address every single one of these issues  adequately without a direct approach.

The methodology is simple here.  In the span of the treatment process (usually a few months), we are encouraged to speak as openly and candidly as possible about what we have been going through with Addiction, with our lives and  how we suppose our life has come to be where it’s ended up: in treatment and recovery.

Trained professionals focus on curating specific solutions and strategies to help us keep pushing through and discussing. Once all is unpacked, these professionals assist us in organizing, prioritizing, and defining issues until we get to the roots. Through it all, we are given strategies to solve, rectify, and overcome each issue holistically and are also championed to pursue creative, collaborative, and stimulating outlets that we can continue long-term as safe and effective alternatives to substances and addiction.

While very intensive, this direct approach is not the only way that the treatment center encourages individuals to own their recovery. In fact, the majority of the process involves training clients to understand the importance of aligning mind, body, and spirit so that they can continue to be successful after treatment has ended. This approach is so effective because it addresses something that often leaves individuals trapped and unsure: the notion of how to put skills and traits learned in treatment to good use when faced with difficult situations in recovery.

Aligning mind, body, and spirit to make the most out of recovery often lends itself to a multi-faceted approach. Many treatment centers, like Thrive, encourage, support, and host robust alumni groups designed to help individuals keep the faith by keeping them close to and in contact with the individuals they met and grew close to during the actual treatment process. These groups have been shown to work wonders for individuals that may be at risk of getting hung up in the recovery process because of factors they did not face at the treatment facility. Individuals can speak candidly and openly about their progress to people that already know them, share stories of success, and even feel comfortable asking for help with issues they may not have been able to address with anyone else. As was the case during treatment, a no-nonsense, direct approach is always celebrated, and allows these individuals to return home refreshed, re-energized, and renewed.

Another way that treatment centers use mind, body, and spirit alignment to help individuals own their recovery is by placing a premium on healthy stimulation and encouraging individuals to get involved in exercises, groups, and activities that do the same. Treatment is not always able to save an individual when they are faced with difficult situations in recovery. Even though treatment is chock-full of excellent resources to make the recovery process as easy as possible, the fact of the matter is that individuals need to face difficult situations outside of treatment in order to become stronger in their recovery and better suited to face more difficult challenges. That is what makes the emphasis on healthy stimulation such an important part of teaching these individuals to own their recovery. Combined with a direct, no-frills process, encouraging individuals to pursue exercise, difficult and engaging hobbies, and things that push them out of their comfort zones and force them to rely on their collaborative, creative, and constructive skillsets encourages them to not take no for an answer, to fight their way to the top, and to strive to win in everything that they do. It is this gritty, passionate determination that gives these individuals what they need to face, assess, and overcome difficult situations in recovery on their own!

There’s no question: cutting to the chase with a no-frills approach to recovery is one of the best ways to teach clients how to own their recovery. If you or a loved one is still suffering from addiction, look no further than Thrive Treatment. We wrote the book on straightforward recovery methods that get results, and we’re ready to help you change your life. Please, call us at (888)975-8474 today!

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Thrive Treatment’s founder collected some of addiction treatment’s most respected and successful clinicians who authentically share a passion for helping others flourish and believe in the same key ingredients to long-term recovery success: values, accountability, life skills, and having fun in recovery.